Interhigh League teams have not fared well in football games against nonleague competition this season, losing 15 of 18 games. One team taking total advantage of the District schools is Archbishop Carroll.
The top-ranked Lions have completely outclassed Interhigh opponents Anacostia (26-0), Eastern (26-0) and, last week, McKinley (43-7). Carroll Coach Maus Collins usually schedules Interhigh teams early in the season to prepare his teams for the tough Metro Conference. Since 1975, Carroll has won 23 consecutive games against Interhigh schools, outscoring them by 704-54.
Not many teams fall from grace as quickly as H.D. Woodson High's Interhigh football team. Ranked first before the season, the Warriors were loaded with returning veterans, size, quickness and overall talent. They struggled in a 14-7 opening victory over St. John's, making mental mistakes and not playing sharply, perhaps because of first-game jitters.
In the last two weeks, they played horribly. They had no offense, totaling only 80 yards against W.T. Woodson in a 30-2 disaster. Last week, McNamara beat the Warriors, 13-0. The Warriors (1-2) fell from the rankings.
St. John's has begun the climb back to being a genuine contender for the Metro Conference title. The Cadets, who were 3-7, 6-5 and 4-6 the last three years, have played inspired football the first three games this season.
They lost a tough opener to H.D. Woodson, 14-7. Coach Mike Leu and his players felt they outplayed Woodson most of the game, gaining more than 220 yards on total offense. They had two golden opportunities to score but fumbled twice inside Woodson's 10.
They bounced back to shut out Mount St. Joseph's, 7-0, and last week stunned perennial Prince George's AA county Friendly, 15-0. It was the first time St. John's had posted back-to-back shutouts in years. The Cadets will find out just how far they have come Saturday when they play their first conference game, against No. 2 McNamara.
The 20th annual D.C. basketball clinic will be held Oct. 4-5 at the Ramada Hotel-Lanham and DeMatha High School. Guest speakers will include coaches Walt Hazzard of UCLA, Joey Meyer of DePaul, Gary Williams of Boston College, Norm Stewart of Missouri, Bill Foster of South Carolina, John Kuester of George Washington and Dick Meyers of Gonzaga High School. For further information, contact Morgan Wootten at DeMatha or Joe Gallagher at St. John's.
Robert Green, a former football and track and field star at Spingarn, and NCAA hurdles champion at Southern Illinois, was inducted into the SIU Intercollegiate Athletics Hall of Fame last week. The Washington, D.C., native excelled in hurdles and dashes. He won the NCAA 120-hurdles in 14.1 in 1963. He also set a school record in 13.9, which lasted nine years. His skill in the hurdles and on the sprint relay teams enabled the Salukis to place second in the '63 Drake Relays and eighth in the NCAA championships.
He is employed by the Research Service division of the Department of Agriculture.